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Satya
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I had a bad reaction to antibiotics when I first started because the yeast infection in my stomach went out of control. But I've been on Diflucan for 2 months with no reaction. What does a yeast die-off feel like?

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Interesting that you've had no response to diflucan. Lucky you.

In my case, you don't want to know!

Alright, twist my arm - I ended up on the floor with my first die-off, unable to move or talk about an hour after I took a caprystatin pill for yeast -

I was in a Burger King restaurant, getting ice for my ice bag - I was NOT eating the food there!

Since I couldn't move or speak, I wrote them the phone number for the doctor. One staffperson called. I winced as I heard him say: "Hello. This is Burger King. We have patient of yours."

I swear - I could never convince the doctor's office I wasn't eating there!

I was very sick for a week - headached, hard to move. If you're going to treat yeast, I suggest very slowly! And go on a nonyeast diet first, to prepare your body.

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skies
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It is horrid. It is probably the worst "herx" I've had thus far.

For me, it increases the brain fog, the fatigue, spacey feelings, etc.. It also makes me terribly emotional and irritable and I have even more trouble sleeping than usual. I basically feel like I'm losing it. It's horrible.
Early last week I doubled my diflucan dose, and now I'm really feeling it. [Eek!]

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How long on average does one take diflucan for yeast ?

How do you know when the yeast is gone ?

Is the herx as bad if treating yeast with natural methods ie ...herbs ?

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I don't know how long one would stay on the diflucan. I think it's probably dependent on your how bad your situation is and what your doctor decides. Could be as much as a few months or more or as little as a week or two.. It seems to vary w/everyone.

I have done herbal stuff in the past, but it was in conjunction with taking diflucan, so I don't know about how the die off from herbs alone would be. I would assume not quite as strong, but I can't be sure.

I don't know how you will know when it's gone..I guess a big improvement in symptoms? I will be asking my LLMD the same question at my next appointment, which is next week. Sorry I can't be of more help!

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You could have an increase in any of the symptoms listed here:

YEAST SYMPTOMS
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/104816#000000

usually you will feel fluish, have a headache, fatigue, etc

If you have a really strong die-off then you have a really bad case of yeast.

To reduce the die-off, follow the diet strictly .. you could follow the diet for 3 days before beginning the Diflucan or other meds. That could help reduce your symptoms.

Then stay on the diet while treating the yeast .. and best to stay on it while treating LYME! [Smile]

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For me it always feels like I've been knocked down with a terrible flue, achy, exhausted. And on top of that I get super, super emotional (hate that!) foggy brained... usually only lasts a week or so though.
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How much Diflucan does it usually take to have an effect? I'm only on 200 mg. I know for sure I have it (or do I?) because not only did the yeast infection go out of control when I started antibiotics but I had previously tested positive for several yeast markers. I am now on your diet, Lymetoo, and it has helped the reaction die down. I've started taking Diflucan again so now it's been about nine weeks, including the one week break that my doctor wanted me to take. Despite both of these, nothing has changed. Could it be a problem with parasites? I'm all confuzzled..

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I am on diflucan once a day during my whole abx treatment so far? My llmd just said to take it while treating?

I have to admit I try to stick to the diet and i did great at the start but now I do eat a small amt of things with sugar. Bad me! My llmd said a good diet is wonderful but just do what you can and try your best but dont get crazy over it?

I have not had a herx from diflucan that I know of? I wonder if I could just stop it. Is it dangerous to take one everyday?

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exdancer.. 200mg is pretty much the maximum. I don't know how long it takes to get rid of the yeast. I'm still working on it!

Be careful of things like sugar alcohols and sugar substitutes. You could be easily sabotaging yourself by ingesting those.

Annie.. if you stop it, then you'd better go VERY strict on the diet and stay there. I was in treatment for 4 yrs, so I don't think I could have taken it that long.

You can take Nystatin "until the cows come home" however! [Smile]

(I DID take Nystatin the whole time.)

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